August 2012 WMU News

Julie M. Christensen obituary

Julie M. Christensen, a secretary and office associate at WMU for 18 years, died Aug. 15 at age 54. A memorial service is set for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20.

George Coy obituary

George Coy, a former tradesman in Facilities Management, died Aug. 9 at age 84. A memorial service with full military honors will be held at Fort Custer at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Cameron W. Lambe obituary

Dr. Cameron W. Lambe, professor emeritus of education and professional development, died Aug. 11 at age 87.

Men's soccer to hold walk-on tryouts this fall

Bronco men's soccer team to hold walk-on tryouts at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the WMU Soccer Complex on Parkview Avenue. Only current, full-time WMU students may try out for varsity athletic teams.

Trustees approve new three-year AFSCME contract

Under the new contract, which becomes effective Aug. 12, wages for union members will rise 1 percent retroactive to July 1. An additional 1 percent increase will be implemented in January 2013.

Softball trio named Academic All-MAC

Tara Buchanan, of Kingsford Heights, Ind.; Courtney Rousseau, of Bay City, Mich.; and Jennifer Tschetter, of Scottsdale, Ariz., are the first trio to earn Academic All-MAC in the same season since 2004.

Gifts to WMU up sharply for fiscal year 2011-12

Up 240 percent compared to last fiscal year, WMU's Office of Development and Alumni Relations received, on behalf of the University, a total of $41,575,189 for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Board to consider new AFSCME contract Friday

Trustees have scheduled a special conference call meeting for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to consider approval of a new AFSCME employee contract. The formal public session will take place at the Bernhard Center.

Registration under way for golf outing

Golf, gifts and lunch provided for participants in the Par Buster golf outing Monday, Aug. 27, at the Moors Golf Club in Portage, Mich. Golfers have until Monday, Aug. 20, to register for the event.

Emma 'Em' Hollingshead obituary

Emma "Em" S. Hollingshead, retired secretary for the vice president for finance, died July 24 at age 93. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11.

Sales program among the best in the nation

Rebecca Hard, Brian Little and Joseph Russell awarded scholarships by Sales Education Foundation, which also recognized WMU's Sales and Business Marketing Program as one of the nation's best.

Van Cooley obituary

Dr. Van Cooley, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development, passed away Friday, July 31, while vacationing in Florida. He was 64.

Flags lowered Friday for Marine Sgt. Justin M. Hansen

Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Friday, Aug. 3, in honor of U.S. Marine Sgt. Justin M. Hansen, age 26, of Traverse City, Mich., who was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.